HUM-MOLGEN DIAGnostics/Clinical Research

16 September 1998
Request for families with hereditary glomus tumors 

We have established a potential genetic linkage for a family with autosomal dominant glomus tumors (OMIM 138000).  These are the cutaneous neoplasms consisting of multiple layers of glomus cells lining blood filled cavities, not be to confused with paragangliomata, which are sometimes also called glomus tumors.   The study is approved by the Human Subjects committee of the Duke University Medical Center.  If anyone knows of any multiple generation families that would be interested in a genetic linkage study,  please contact...

Douglas Marchuk, Ph.D.
Department of Genetics
Room 277 CARL Building
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710